Thursday, December 04, 2008
Newsletter: Learn about the new Green development in B.C. & What could we do with $4.1 trillion?
| Innovative B.C. development takes another green site! |
Dockside Green, already a groundbreaking green residential and commercial development in Victoria, British Columbia, has achieved another first in Canada: It's now treating 100 per cent of its sewage on-site and is using an integrated approach to water treatment and conservation to reuse treated water for flushing toilets, irrigation and...
|| If I had four trillion dollars|
Just think what you could do with $4.1 trillion! That’s how much the U.S. and 17 Western European countries are spending to bail out financial institutions involved in an economic crisis that began in the U.S. and soon reverberated around the world. Read David Suzuki's article.
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Unique gifts ideas to help the planet!
Great gifts idea that will help the planet
OCEANA WaveMaker: adopt an endangered sea creature in someone's name, and they'll get a cookie cutter in the shape of the critter you select or a stuffed animal ($35-$100). Visit OCEANA
HYmini: portable charger for cell phones and MP3 players that powers up using solar and/or wind energy. Has an LED light we've tested with good results on a couple of Biter bikes, and it'll help wean giftees off of not-so-eco energy such as coal or gas ($60).
Unplug and treat yourself for the Holidays!
By Joanie Bergeron Poudrier
Winter is coming soon and we all know this rhymes with lots of eating, lack of sleep and cheating on our diet!
This year, we need to find some time to exercise if we don’t want to feel guilty splurging on all those Christmas goodies.
Yoga is such a good way to recharge between two late night parties. It is also famous for its detoxification effects, which is totally what we need during our Holidays!
Yoga is also much more eco-friendly than going to the gym, here is why:
If 10,000 Alternative Channel fans take a yoga class instead of hitting the treadmill for 15 hours each month, in a year we'll save enough energy to power a postworkout whirlpool tub for almost 29 years.
For Christmas, give yourself some time to unplug and treat yourself with a yoga class!
You’ll love it!